Apple Cider Vinegar helps cure ailments

From: Razz (RAZZMAN)14 Jan 2016 13:38
To: ALL1 of 6
I am trying to find an alternative way of lowering my cholesterol and found that red grapes are supposed to help. AVC has also been recommended and a lot of people have claimed to have great success in lowering their cholesterol

How Does Apple Cider Vinegar Reduce Cholesterol?

Apple cider vinegar is a natural way to help reduce cholesterol. The secret is the pectin that is found in the vinegar and is soluble fiber. The pectin comes from the apples used to make the vinegar, and is not found in white vinegar. By taking apple cider vinegar daily (by mouth), you are ingesting soluble fiber that binds to fat and cholesterol to escort them from the body, rather than letting them accumulate and cause health problems.

The Way It Works

The soluble fiber found in the apple cider vinegar absorbs cholesterol and fat in the body. By absorbing the cholesterol, the body is able to eliminate it. When the cholesterol is eliminated, it is no longer in the body to accumulate and raise your cholesterol to dangerous levels. Water-soluble fiber also adds bulk and will keep you full longer. This signals to your body that you are full, and you will stop eating. By eating less, you ingest less cholesterol, which can also help in managing cholesterol levels.

Neutralize LDL Cholesterol

Apple cider vinegar also contains amino acids, which may neutralize the bad LDL cholesterol. This helps the body excrete the bad cholesterol on its own.

How Much to Take

Many people have found that by taking 1 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar per day, they are able to lower their cholesterol levels and in some cases even lose weight. There are different recommendations based on weight and ability to handle the taste. However, take at least 1 tbsp. to help control cholesterol levels the natural way. Although apple cider vinegar is natural, it is recommended that you talk with your doctor before supplementing with it.

Learn how to reap the health benefits of apple cider vinegar to stay healthy. We all use tricks that we come across and hope they give us longer life or at least a better life while we're here.

Apple cider vinegar is believed to lower cholesterol, regulate high blood pressure, provide potassium, eliminate toxic waste from the body, help in weight loss, fight fungal and bacterial infections, reduce indigestion, and more.

There are several options for including apple cider vinegar in your diet.


1. Use the natural, organic type of apple cider vinegar that is unfiltered and cloudy looking. It has the components to help in promoting health. The clear type that you can see through does not.

2. Take a glass and fill it with water. Stir in two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and honey to taste. Drink first thing in the morning to ensure you reap the benefits of apple cider vinegar each day.

This daily regime helps eliminate constipation, which is beneficial to good health.

3. Eat salad. Combine apple cider vinegar with a 'good' oil such as olive oil or canola oil to make a tasty dressing.

4. Add one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar for every two eggs when making scrambled eggs. Begin cooking the eggs and when they are in the pan, just beginning to thicken, add the vinegar. This will make the eggs creamy and help include apple cider vinegar in your diet.

5. Pickle fruits and vegetables with natural apple cider vinegar for variety and good health benefits.

6. Marinate beef, pork, lamb, and fish by making a marinade of apple cider vinegar and your choice of herbs and spices. This will flavor and tenderize the meat and give healthy benefits to your diet.
From: Razz (RAZZMAN)14 Jan 2016 13:40
To: ALL2 of 6
Here's another article about the great health benefits of ACV...

Ten ways to use apple cider vinegar in DIY remedies

Thursday, May 03, 2012 by: Willow Tohi

(NaturalNews) If time is a teacher, one thing we know is that apple cider vinegar is good stuff. The Babylonians used it as a tonic in 5000 B.C. so its been around for a while. It was also used in ancient Egypt (3000 B.C.) and by Samurai warriors in Japan (1200 B.C.), so it's grandfathered in - doesn't need a double-blind study to prove its effectiveness.

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has so many uses. It ranks as one of the top natural remedies for healing the body - from whatever ails it! It's medicinal properties begin with the noble apple, which contains vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants - and no fat or sodium. If the fermentation process used does not alter its nutrients, all of the goodness of the apple can be extracted and retained, while enzymes and organic acids are added. It's made by turning apple juice into hard cider, then fermenting a second time, to turn it into apple cider vinegar.

It can be used as an antiseptic, and is rich in highly bio-available minerals such as magnesium (which 80% of Americans are deficient in) and pectin. Look for raw, unfiltered, unpasteurized, organic ACV (at a health food store, probably not most grocery stores) to get the medicinal benefits.

Ways apple cider vinegar cures what ails you
The main way ACV cures what ails you is by restoring homeostasis to the body. Here's a top 10 list:

1. Balances the inner ecosystem - making the internal pH more alkaline. Disease prefers an acid environment, provided by processed food, among other things.

2. Detoxs the body - cleanse your body and kidneys easily. In this way it cures chronic fatigue.

3. Weight loss - breaks down fat.

4. Cures allergies - pet, food, environmental.

5. Cures sinus infections, headaches, sore throats, and flu.

6. Clears acne, contact dermatitis, warts, varicose veins, and other skin problems.

7. Lowers high cholesterol and high blood pressure, often in a mere 2 weeks.

8. Kills Candida (and yeast infections) and fungus, and populates the gut with friendly microflora (good bacteria and yeast). This usually stops sugar cravings as well.

9. Used to ease arthritis, stiff joints, and gout.

10. Strengthens stomach acid to eliminate acid reflux and heartburn (because contrary to what Big Pharma says, its weak stomach acid that causes acid reflux).

Drink daily for best results. It is often used in salad dressings, or mixed with other juices into a drink. If you can't get past the taste, you can find it in pill form, but you may miss out on some of the good stuff going that route. Recipes abound online, several dating back more than a century. For example, famous Texan Sam Houston supposedly drank a daily half-cup of a mixture of 5 parts grape juice, 3 parts apple juice and 1 part cider vinegar.

Other uses for apple cider vinegar
ACV is widely used as a do-it-yourself beauty remedy. It provides a rosy complexion; is used as an aftershave, teeth whitener, facial toner, age-spot lightener, hair rinse (for body and shine); soothes sunburns; and, relieves swelling in hands and feet.

For your home and pets, use it to clean and disinfect most of your home's surfaces (just like baking soda) and reduce fleas. Apply to pet's skin for fleas. Add to water to kill internal parasites, or aid with ailments. Organic farmers even use it to treat parasite infestations in livestock. It's a good addition to your Preparedness Kit.

Any way you look at it, adding pure, organic, simply nutritious raw apple cider vinegar to your diet is a great idea.

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From: Razz (RAZZMAN)14 Jan 2016 13:41
To: ALL3 of 6
I thought my son had a bad bout of food poisoning late Christmas Eve and Christmas a few years ago. It actually turned out to be the stomach flu. In my search for natural cures for food poisoning, I surprisingly found that drinking apple cider vinegar was claimed to be very helpful in eliminating a lot of the symptoms of food poisoning. It is also listed as being helpful in elimination leg cramps, which was one of the symptoms he got from his food poisoning.

Here's another article about the many things that ACV is useful for...


by Mike Barrett
April 24th, 2012 | Updated 11/01/2012 at 8:17 pm

Apple cider vinegar is one of the most popular home remedies for a number of conditions, and is often utilized as a powerful cure when common medical interventions offer no relief. It can even be used as a cleaning agent around the house. Health professionals have been utilizing apple cider vinegar to enhance lifestyle changes and target certain ailments for ages, and chances are one of these apple cider vinegar cures can help enhance your own life.

Just a Handful of Apple Cider Vinegar Cures

Here are just a few of many apple cider vinegar uses and apple cider vinegar cures:

Acne - Apple cider vinegar is one of the popular home remedies for acne that has been circulated by alternative health professionals for quite some time. The reason why apple cider vinegar can help with acne has to do with how it naturally kills the bacteria that causes acne to grow. The best part? It can help with mild, moderate, or even severe acne cases.

Hair Problems - Rinsing your hair with apple cider vinegar after shampooing can help give your hair a beautiful and healthy luster and shine. It can also aid in certain hair problems like dandruff and hair loss.

Acid Reflux – Acid reflux is one of the most common ailments to be cured using ACV. While probably surprising, acid reflux is actually caused by too little acid, not too much – which is what the vast majority of people believe. You may find your acid reflux diminished and soon vanished by simply ingesting apple cider vinegar as it says on the directions (1-2 teaspoons mixed with 8oz of water taken 3 times daily), but increasing the amount used from 1-2 teaspoons to as many as 5 teaspoons may prove to be more beneficial for you. Stay away from dangerous acid-reflux drugs called Proton-Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) as they are dangerous and unnecessary.

Strep Throat – Strep throat seems to happen to all of us, but it stands no chance against the power of apple cider vinegar. Perhaps the most effective method for strep throat treatment, apple cider vinegar can help treat strep when you simply gargle with the liquid after it has been diluted in a glass of warm water. The amount of ACV used may vary from person to person, but using 1-3 teaspoons in 8oz of water may be enough.

Sinus Infection - Apple cider vinegar is a hailed sinus infection treatment, with countless individuals attesting to the effectiveness of apple cider vinegar against the health issue. One of the most powerful ways to use ACV is to mix 8oz of warm water with 2 tbsp of ACV and 1 tbsp of honey. The sinus infection could vanish within just a few days.

Nasal Congestion - Potassium can help decrease mucus production, and apple cider vinegar is full of it. Vinegar also contains acetic acid, which prevents bacteria growth—possibly even those that would cause nasal congestion. Try drinking several times a day, especially before bed: 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar, 1/2 cup of warm water, and 1 teaspoon of local honey.

High Blood Pressure - High blood pressure is experienced by nearly 68 million adults in the United States alone — that’s 1 in 3 adults. But just a few tablespoons of ACV daily for 30 days can makes worlds of difference. People’s blood pressure has gone from 150/80 to 130/80 in just a month while taking 2 tablespoons of ACV a day. Many others have experienced the same scenario, and blood pressure medications are often chucked.

Weight Loss - Apple cider vinegar can suppress your appetite, increase metabolism, aid in digestion, and reduce water retention – all of factors having to do with weight and weight loss. Over time, you should see improvement just from adding ACV to your daily diet.

Open and Clean Pores - To clean your pores, soak cotton balls in apple cider vinegar and dab/place them on your face. This will help to clean your pores and improve skin health.

Cellulite and Stretch Marks - Mix apple cider vinegar with 2 parts water and a bit of honey and rub on the areas needed, then rinse with warm water. It won’t get rid of your stretch marks for good, but it should help reduce their appearance.

Foot Problems - Apple cider vinegar can also solve foot fungus problems, as well as athlete’s foot and foot odor. In order to reap the benefits, leave your feet in warm water with apple cider vinegar and allow to air dry.

Hiccups – One 13-year-old girl with chronic hiccups found that a mixture of ACV and sugar was able to provide hiccup relief. Hiccups are often caused by either low stomach acid slowing the digestion of protein, fatty sugary foods slowing the stomach from emptying and encouraging fermentation, or eating too much. ACV can be a great solution for hiccups restoring the acid balance in the stomach and eases irritating spasms of the diaphragm. It also triggers nerves in your throat and mouth which are responsible for the hiccup reflex.

Swimmers Ear - Apple cider vinegar is a great disinfectant. Create a mixture with rubbing alcohol and water for maximum effect and use it as an ear dropper. This is considered one of the best home remedies for swimmer’s ear because it acts faster than any other method.

Common cold - ACV is a fantastic immune booster, protecting and strengthening your body against the common cold.

Of course there are other apple cider vinegar cures other than the ones listed above. Apple cider is truly a great home remedy since it is all natural and generally quite cheap. Make sure you buy high quality organic with the ‘mother’ when shopping for the right brand. You truly don’t want to miss out on the benefits of apple cider vinegar has to offer.
From: Razz (RAZZMAN)14 Jan 2016 13:42
To: ALL4 of 6
Here's one of the sites that claims that ACV is used in treating food poisoning...

Vinegar for Food Poisoning

Apple cider vinegar is used to treat illnesses, including food poisoning. "The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth" calls apple cider vinegar "a virtual infusion of healthy minerals, vitamins and amino acids" that's powerful enough to fight off many afflictions. The book especially touts the power of unpasteurized apple cider vinegar, which the author says has more natural healing properties.

Naturopathic medicine promotes a holistic approach to health with minimal use of surgeries and drugs. Please consult your physician before attempting naturopathic remedies at home.


According to "The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth," apple cider vinegar's antibiotic and antiseptic properties are linked to its natural richness in nutrients and minerals. In particular, apple cider vinegar is a good source of fluorine, silicon and pectin, as well as trace minerals and enzymes that can help stabilize your system if you're suffering from a taxing illness, such as food poisoning.


Apple cider vinegar is used as a treatment after food poisoning has already struck. It cannot really prevent the illness from occurring, but it can ease the symptoms and speed your recovery once you are sick. According to "The Natural Remedy Book for Women," apple cider vinegar treatments can kill off the bacteria making you so sick. It can also hydrate you and replace some of the vital nutrients and minerals lost due to vomiting and diarrhea.


The University of Maryland Medical Center recommends a fairly simple apple cider vinegar-based remedy for food poisoning. Pour 8 oz. of warm water into a cup, and stir in 2 tsp. of apple cider vinegar. Sip the mixture until it's gone, drinking it slowly to enhance your chances of keeping it down. Repeat the treatment three times daily until your illness has passed.

Expert Insight
The University of Maryland Medical Center says that though apple cider vinegar is a popular food poisoning treatment, it has not been studied scientifically. Additionally, "The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth" advises you to take care when dealing with food poisoning. Though apple cider vinegar is good for you, the book says that no one really knows for sure how effective it is in dealing with stomach-based illnesses such as food poisoning.

Food poisoning can be dangerous, and the University of Maryland Medical Center says that certain groups of people need to take care. If patients are younger than 2, suffer from a pre-existing medical condition or are elderly, they should bypass home remedies and get to a doctor or hospital. Likewise, if your symptoms last longer than a few days or are incredibly severe, seek professional medical attention.

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From: Razz (RAZZMAN)14 Jan 2016 13:42
To: ALL5 of 6
With my son also getting severe leg cramps during his food poisoning episode, it made the event even worse. The next day, I not only found out that apple cider vinegar can help ease the food poisoning symptoms and speed recovery, it can be used to prevent and cure leg cramps...

Cider Vinegar to Treat Leg Cramps

Leg cramps are the painful result of muscle contraction in the calf, thigh or quadriceps and can result from a sport injury or other strain. When not from an obvious exertion, doctors are not always sure why they occur, although naturopaths blame dehydration and lack of minerals. Cider vinegar is fermented apple juice and contains small quantities of minerals including calcium and potassium. Naturopaths believe that when taken with water and honey, cider vinegar relieves muscle cramps.

Night-time Leg Cramps

The elderly, often suffer from leg cramps in bed at night. Although doctors are not sure of the cause, some heart medications may sometimes be the culprit. Dr. Martin Scurr, General Practitioner and Health Writer for the UK Daily Mail newspaper says many drugs, including the malarial drug quinine and also diazepam, have been prescribed to help leg cramps, but he warns against the side effects and recommends regular exercise and a warm bath before bed. If the condition persists, see your doctor.

Long-term Solution

From gardeners to athletes repetitive strain injury is a common condition, caused by constantly using the same muscles over and over. The result can be muscle strain and painful cramps. Massage may help, but for long-term relief, Margaret Hills, State Registered Nurse and author of "Cider Vinegar," June 2003, says a dairy-free diet with no animal fat and lots of green salads, combined with 2 tsp. of cider vinegar diluted in water twice daily, will "dissolve acid crystals in the blood" and provide potassium, calcium and other essential minerals to the body needed to ease the leg cramps.


Take care when taking cider vinegar over long periods. Always dilute the cider vinegar in plenty of water and, as with citrus fruits, the acetic acid in vinegar can erode tooth enamel if not properly cleaned off, so always remember to rinse your mouth well after a cider vinegar drink, especially before bed.

Warm Vinegar Compress

Christine Halvorson, author of the book "Heinz Vinegar: Over 100 Helpful Household Hints" 2010, says that muscle cramp and leg strain can be eased by wrapping the affected area in a warm cloth soaked in strong vinegar. Rest and repeat every 20 minutes. There is no scientific evidence that this works and if the condition persists, consult a doctor.


Despite anecdotal success with cider vinegar for leg cramps, from Hills and Halvorson, there is little scientific evidence to back it up. Always dilute the cider vinegar in warm water and add a teaspoon of honey to improve the flavor. To prevent leg cramps, lead an active, healthy lifestyle, avoiding fatty foods. For persistent leg cramps, consult with a physician and check before using cider vinegar in case it clashes with a condition you have or medication you take.
From: Razz (RAZZMAN)14 Jan 2016 13:43
To: ALL6 of 6
And also allergies...

Apple cider for allergies

As a chronic allergy sufferer for over fifteen years, having relied on expensive prescription medicine to control my symptoms, I was searching for something more natural to help alleviate all the itching, sneezing and stuffiness I was experiencing. I had read about the miracles of apple cider vinegar (ACV) and it's ability to help with seasonal and perrenial allergies and honestly, I was a bit skeptical, but willing to give it a try.

Apple cider vinegar has been highly regarded throughout history, dating back to 400 BC when Hippocrates used it for its amazing health qualities. ACV is rich in enzymes, supports a healthy immune system, helps control weight, promotes digestion, helps soothe sore throats and aids in removing toxins from the body.

I had learned from the research I had done that it is imperative to use the type of ACV that has a brown sediment at the bottom of the bottle, which is called "the mother". Only raw, organic, apple cider vinegar has "the mother of vinegar" that makes it so beneficial. The "mother" is made up of living nutrients and bacteria, so it is actually alive, compared to clear vinegar, which has gone through processing and distilling and is actually dead.

So, for the past year I have used the recommended daily dose of ACV, which is two tablespoons, mixed with 1/2 packet of steviaa and eight ounces of water. Since it is too strong to drink on its own, ACV should be mixed with a bit of juice and water or the water and stevia combo that I use. It took about a week of continuous use for my body to feel the effects, but I am proud to say that I am now naturally free from allergies, thanks to apple cider vinegar! I also noticed an added benefit to my new regime - my cholesterol dropped twenty five points without changing anything else in my diet or routine. If you would like to try ACV for whatever's ailing you, I would highly recommend the Bragg's brand, as it is made from organically grown apples, processed in accordance with USDA guidelines and is certified organic.

Would love to hear if you have experienced similar positive results - please let me know if you end up trying out apple cider vinegar and what conditions it has helped.